“We Will Deliver AKSUNGUR to Our Forces by Year End, with its Wide Range of Weapon Integration Options”

A Defence Turkey interview with Temel KOTİL, President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) during the TEKNOFEST Istanbul Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, Turkey`s largest technology festival held on September 17-22, 2019, at Ataturk Airport.

Date: Issue 96 - December 2019

Defence Turkey: As a start, could you please evaluate the TEKNOFEST Festival and TUSAS’ participation in the event, which was held for the first-time last year and attracted more than 500,000 visitors?

Temel KOTİL: TEKNOFEST's brand value is increasing every year. It is Turkey’s largest Technology, Aviation and Space Festival.  Within the scope of the festival, many award-winning competitions were held, and the awards were presented to the winners by Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, President of the Republic of Turkey. We, as Turkish Aerospace, received the best Patent Award in the field of patents.